Adopt a Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie

Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie Dog

Gus the Dog needs a home

Thank you for stopping by to see me!   Please check below to see what upcoming adoption events I will be attending or apply here for a private meeting.  If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <[email protected]> ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***

Keep checking back for upcoming events I will be attending!


  • DOB: 3/13/2012

  • Requires another dog in home: Yes, until proven otherwise

  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes

  • Okay with cats: Unknown

  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown

  • Requires a fenced yard: No

    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area

Hey everypawdy. I’m Gus. I’m about 6 years old and all 5 lbs of me are meant for lovin’. I adore every body and every animal I encounter. I love to play and be held. I must say that I do an amazing job of getting around considering that I am blind. I’m a hearty eater and will eat all my food/treats. I eat wet kibble mixed with some soft food. Yummy!

I will bark when alarmed so my foster family always talks to me before touching me so they do not startle me and I appreciate that! I can even find the potty pads around the house to use while I am working on house training. I will go when outside too. I am happy to report that I am fully crate trained.

With me being blind and the cold weather, I have not been on a leash much. I think I’ll be fine though, but because I am so small, I will need a harness. I’ll do so well that I won’t need a fenced in yard for exercise and potty time.

Even though I love playing with other dogs, I would do best with a mellow canine companion.  Because of my size and sight issue I need a home where I can wonder around safely and without fear.  I’m looking for a loving caring home where I can blossom into the dog I was meant to be!



Many of our dogs are rescued from commercial breeders where they spent their lives getting comfort from their canine friends.  In turn, most require another companion dog in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a particular dog, and do not currently have a dog residing with you, please understand that your home might not be the right fit for many of our dogs.

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Adoption events are updated as the foster home RSVP's to attend. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. Please understand that all of our pets are in volunteer foster homes and sometimes "life" happens and the foster family cannot make it to their scheduled adoption event. If you are traveling from a far distance to meet a specific animal, please understand we cannot guarantee event attendance. You may wish to consider applying and setting up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved.



The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website:


Note: In most circumstances Underdog Rescue will only adopt within 60 miles of Minneapolis, MN. 

All of our foster animals can be seen by appointment with an approved adoption application. Contact us at if you have further questions.



All of our animals are fostered in individual homes or doggie daycare facilities. While they are in our care, they are part of our families and given lots of love. We work on training, crate-training and socialization prior to adoption. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves. If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website

 and fill out a foster application.



Nutrition is vital to the rehabilitation and life-long health of our pets.  All of our foster animals are fed a premium diet such as NutriSource, Canidae, Orijen, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Pure Vita, Stella and Chewy's, Primal, or balanced raw diet.  All adopters are required to continue providing premium diets for the life of the animal.



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  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie
  • Size: Small
  • Gender: Male
  • State: Minnesota
  • Zip/Postal Code: 55416
As of 2/27/2024 Gus is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Gus is still available or to adopt. Don't forget to check the other animal shelters near me there are many other pets needing a fur-ever home.

Owner Information

You can find Gus at Underdog Rescue MN You can find Gus at Underdog Rescue MN

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